Spring has officially begun and with many reasons to visit Japan, United Airlines MileagePlus program just launched an amazing award sale from the US to Japan.

Economy Class to Japan from 25,000 Miles

For award bookings through April 7, 2023, and travel thru May 18, 2023, the MileagePlus program is offering an award sale for flights between the US and Japan in Economy Class. Specifically, these three Japanese destinations will be available for discounted Economy Class award pricing:

  • Tokyo Narita (NRT)
  • Tokyo Haneda(HND)
  • Osaka(KIX)

For the above destinations, members can book award seats in economy class for as low as 25,000 miles. Generally, these destinations cost around 62,500 to 100,000 miles each way so this is a very good deal to take advantage of.

Here are some of the routes and award pricings from the continental US to Japan:

New York(EWR)/(LGA) – Tokyo Narita(NRT)/Haneda(HND): 25,000 miles + $5.60

United Airlines New York – Tokyo Awards

Los Angeles(LAX) – Toyko Narita(NRT)/Haneda(HND): 25,000 miles + $5.60 with a connection in San Francisco(SFO)

United Airlines Los Angeles – Tokyo Awards

Chicago(ORD) – Osaka(KIX): 25,000 miles + $5.60 with a connection in San Francisco(SFO)

United Airlines Chicago – Osaka Awards

From Japan to the U.S.

Toyko Narita(NRT)/Haneda(HND) – New York(EWR): 25,000 miles + $45.05

United Airlines Tokyo – New York Awards

Osaka(KIX) – San Francisco(SFO): 25,000 miles + $48.35

United Airlines Osaka to San Francisco Awards

Tokyo Narita(NRT)/Haneda(HND) – Denver: 25,000 miles + $45.05~$52.85

United Airlines Tokyo – Denver Awards

For most of the dates, the mileage required to Japan is low so if you have a fixed travel plan by the end of May, I would recommend you book as soon as possible.

The terms and conditions for the award tickets are as below:

  • There are no blackout dates
  • Award pricing is subject to change without notice
  • 25,000 miles one-way applies for new award bookings and not to award tickets already booked
  • Award Tickets: Tickets must be purchased between March 24, 2023, and April 7, 2023
  • Roundtrip purchase is not required

United Airlines Flights to Japan

United’s fleet from the US to Japan is mostly operated by its Beoing B777s or B787s which have an Economy Class configuration of 3-4-3 in B777s and 3-3-3 in B787s.

Each seat has a seat pitch of 31 – 34 inches (78.4cm – 86.4cm) and a width of 17 inches (43.3cm).

United Airlines B787-9 Economy Class Seat


United Airlines just launched an amazing Economy Class award sale where members can travel between the US to Japan for as low as 25,000 miles. Given that these routes usually cost around 62,5000 miles and above, this sale gives the best value to travel on United.

The award sale is running through April 7, 2023, and travel dates by May 18, 2023. Since it is springtime now, there are a lot of reasons to travel to Japan and enjoy the country.